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Posted on: May 8th, 2020, 10:35:35 Quote Report to Moderator
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Hi-Los and Adjusta-Rides replace the trumpets so you can go back if necessary. As I recall you're only meant to cut 1/8" off the trumpets. If you need to increase the height again then add a washer. The big advantage with adjustable rear suspension is that you can wind it up if you have a heavy load e.g. going camping with your partner.

You'll need a compression tool for the front cones. The rear trumpets and cones should come out when you take the dampers off. Getting them apart is another story!

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Posted on: May 8th, 2020, 10:36:53 Quote Report to Moderator
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You will still need to use the compression tool to remove the cones. If as expected they are in need of replacement, everything you should need will be available from Minispares.

If you're a member of MMOC, let them know and you'll get a 5% discount on everything. Soon adds up when you have lots to order!

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Posted on: May 8th, 2020, 10:42:27 Quote Report to Moderator
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Come to think of it, I've had a top arm, knuckle joint, trumpet and cone come out together, after removing the top arm shaft and bottom bump stop, and with a bit of pursuasion.
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Posted on: May 8th, 2020, 11:29:24 Quote Report to Moderator
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Brilliant. So I think I'm piecing it together. Replace the presumably shot old rubber cones with new ones. Then install Hi-Los instead of the trumpets. (Tell me if I'm wrong!)

And thanks again everyone.

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Neil KilBane
Posted on: May 8th, 2020, 11:58:28 Quote Report to Moderator
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just a little fine tuning left to do.


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Add a set of knuckle joints to the list too while you are at it.

Just be aware that old trumpets have a habit of welding themselves to the rubber cones and can be a real pain to extract.  

 
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John Dickens
Posted on: May 9th, 2020, 10:09:00 Quote Report to Moderator
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Hi-lo's replace the alloy trumpets and they are adjustable. Mini Sport do their own Adjust-a-Ride versions too. Yoy still need rubber cone springs to go with the Hi=Lo's. If you're looking at replacing the rubber cones and the trumpets you might also consider converting the front end to coil-overs and junking the stock set up entirely.

https://www.minispares-online.co.uk/gaz-front-coil-over-kit-brackets-for-classic-mini/
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Posted on: May 9th, 2020, 10:13:54 Quote Report to Moderator
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Hi John. Crikey, how much of the stock set up would that enable be to ditch? Just the damping? Presumably I still the cones and Hi-Los?
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Posted on: May 9th, 2020, 21:17:43 Quote Report to Moderator
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no nee for any trumpet or rubber cone if you go coil over.

 
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